30 Apr


Question #1:  My husband just made a big mistake.  How should I handle it?

Answer #1:  In our first month of marriage, Dennis took the initiative to make a small financial investment, and we ended up losing money.  As we talked it over and I shared my disappointment, it was obvious Dennis knew he had made a poor choice.

At that point I faced a choice of my own:  Would I accept him as my husband, or would I nag him and make him feel like a failure even more?

I realized that God had a plan for Dennis.  He wanted to use this mistake to teach Dennis how to depend on Christ and be a better husband.  I needed to get out of God’s way and let Him work in my husband’s life.

At times like this, a wife learns that love is not all feelings.  This is where you honor your wedding vows and say, “I’m committed to you, no matter what.”  That’s what real love is, and that’s what a husband most needs from his wife–especially when he makes a big mistake.  He knows he’s failed; what he doesn’t know is if you’ll still accept him and respect him.  Make sure you do!

NOTE:  This article is from the book Family life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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